Today was “meet the wildlife” in the backyard: first deer, then turkeys, then both foxes made an appearance. You can imagine my excitement, as I watched the action out the windows of the second story four-season porch about 50 feet away.
Tom Turkey was happily feeding on spilled seed under the bird feeder when one of the foxes poked its head up over the edge of the hill.
Tom ran off into the front yard, but the fox stayed and got comfortable in the grass.
As I was snapping photos of this one, another fox head popped into view, and suddenly there were both foxes lounging in the grass.
They did a little meet and greet, there was some smelling of body parts involved, but nothing else.
And then fox #2 explored the area under the bird feeder — where chipmunks and squirrels had recently been foraging. Unlike fox #1, this second fox was very wary and kept its eyes focused on me the whole time.
This is a photo dream come true — getting up close and personal with these beautiful animals.